By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims in Iraq kidnapped 53 people, blindfolded them, and then butchered each and everyone of them. According to one report:
More than 50 bodies have been discovered by Iraqi authorities in an agricultural area outside the city of Hillah, just south of Baghdad, today.
Military spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan Ibrahim said most of the 53 bodies were found blindfolded with their hands bound and several gunshot wounds.
The grisly discovery in Hillah, a predominantly Shiite city around 60 miles south of Baghdad, has raised concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.
Brig Gen Maan said an investigation was underway to determine the identities and sectarian affiliation of the dead, as well as the circumstances of the killings.
The dead were all men between the ages of 25 and 40, and it appeared they had been killed a few days earlier and then dumped in the remote area, said a local police officer and a medical official.
They officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to brief the media.
A lightning sweep by the insurgents over much of northern and western Iraq in the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the Shiite majority and Sunni minority.
This is the type of massacres that have been happening to Christians. We must act now to help our brothers and sisters in Christ.